Studied with San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet (London), Ballet Rambert (London) Ballet Theatre School (New York City), School American Ballet (New York City).
With corps de ballet San Francisco Ballet, 1952-1955, soloist, 1955-1958, principal dancer, 1958-1962. Toured with Walter Terry's American Dances, 1962-1963. Principal dancer Les Grands Ballets Canada, Montreal, 1963-1964, American Choreographer's Company of New York, 1964, Pennsylvania Ballet, 1965—1974, ballet mistress, instructor company class, apprentice class, 1974-1977, ballet mistress, instructor company class, 1977—1986.
Ballet mistress Nashville Ballet, 1986-1987, ballet mistress, assistant to artistic director, 1987-1991. Ballet mistress Milwaukee Ballet, 1990-1995, ballet mistress, assistant to artistic director, 1995—2003. Guest dancer Ballet Concerto, Miami, 1967, 68, Erie Civic Ballet, 1969.
Guest instructor Marsha Woody Dance Academy, Beaumont, Texas, 1974, University Louisville, 1977-1978, company class San Francisco Ballet, 1985, Tennessee Association Dance Nashville Conference, 1988, Southern Regional Workshop Chicago, National Association Dance Masters in Nashville, 1989, BalletMet, 1991, Memphis Classical Ballet, 1992, 97, 99, Nashville Ballet, 1992. Guest ballet mistress BalletMet, 1993. Faculty teacher School of Pennsylvania Ballet, 1977-1978, 78-86.
Organized concert group, ballet mistress, dancer Pennsylvania Ballet, 1971. Member dance panel National Foundation Advancement in the Arts, 1995-1998. Master teacher South Eastern Regional Ballet Association Festival, 1998, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 1999, 2001, 2005.
Guest teacher Indiana University Ballet Department, 2000, Western Michigan University, 2002, faculty teacher DanceWorks Studio 1661, Milwaukee, since 2005, master teacher Dancenter North, Libertyville, Illinois, 2005, 06. Master teacher USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Wheatley Heights, New York, since 2004. Visiting assistant professor dance Wright State University, 2004.
Dance panelist Midwest Regional, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 2001, 02. Guest faculty Indianapolis School Ballet, since 2007. Guest teacher Chromated Copper Arsenate, since 2009.
Married Dane LaFontsee, June 7, 1969 (divorced 1992). 1 child, Liana Marie.